New platinum sponsors welcomed to UC Senior Expo

From left to right: Crystal Thompkins, Eye Centers of Tennessee, Connie Boots, Eye Centers of Tennessee office manager, Jennifer Peek, O.D., Michael Patterson, D.O., Amanda Smith, UCDD intern; Macey Korth, UCDD

COOKEVILLE – As planning for the 18thAnnual Upper Cumberland Senior & Caregiver Expo comes to fruition, the red carpet has just rolled out for three new community partners to take the stage beside other platinum sponsors. These corporate sponsors will help to bring this year’s theme of “A Day at the Show” to life with interactive activities and exciting booths for attendees. The Senior and Caregiver Expo is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Life Church in Cookeville.  

The first of these new sponsors is Eye Centers of Tennessee, located at 768A S. Willow Ave. in Cookeville. Following the mantra, “seeing is believing,” this service provider offers ophthalmic care to local families across Tennessee through their seven different locations. 

The expo also welcomes the TN Department of Commerce & Insurance as a platinum sponsor. This agency is dedicated to serving Tennesseans through community, safety, and service by providing professional licensing, regulating safety measures and protecting consumers against investment fraud.

And, lastly, the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee’s mission is to advance, defend, and enforce the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable people in order to secure for them the basic necessities of life.They are Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm that takes a comprehensive approach to providing high quality, free, civil legal services and community education for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. We are so excited to have them at the Expo this year. 

Organized by the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD), a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District, the Senior Expo brings together businesses, service providers, seniors and caregivers in a one-day networking event. Participants have the opportunity to gather resources from vendors, health screenings, receive door prizes and participate in hands-on educational activities with a free lunch provided by platinum sponsor Quality of Families. 

In conjunction with the Expo, there will also be the opportunity for a caregiver training from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please contact Clare Farless at 931-476-4143 or for more information and to sign up. 

Additional Senior Expo platinum sponsorsinclude Blue Coast Burrito, Life Care Center, Home Caregivers, Home Instead, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Saint Thomas Hospital, NHC HealthCare, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Tennessee Tech University Caregiving Center, Heritage Pointe, Quality Home Health, StoneCom, Grace Givers Home Care, Joyce Healthcare, Putnam County Emergency Management Services (911), WCTE, and Alzheimer’s Tennessee.  

The AAAD connects older adults and adults with disabilities in the 14-county Upper Cumberland region with services and resources to improve their quality of life. Find the AAAD on the web at and at

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